States are flouting the Every Student Succeeds Act's protections for vulnerable groups of children, and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos letting them, civil groups said at an event in Washington.
A survey by three education groups found that STEM, positive behavioral supports, and professional development are popular choices for how districts plan to spend a chunk of flexible Every Student Succeeds Act funding.
"Both of these countries have continued to forge ahead with reforms and changes that are actually meeting students' needs today," DeVos told reporters in a Friday conference call that capped off a ten-day trip to Europe.
The U.S. Department of Education would get a nearly $71 billion budget in a House spending bill for the next spending year released Thursday. The legislation includes increases for charter schools and special education.
Witnesses discussed charters' academic performance, whether they contribute to segregation in education, and whether they've been held properly accountable at a June 13 House education committee hearing.
The U.S. Senate education committee plans to consider the long-stalled reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act, the biggest source of federal funding for high schools.
Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., also told Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos that she has concerns about the way the commission has, in her view, diminished opportunities for public input.
Last week, the House of Representatives voted to approve a package revoking $7.1 billion in funding reserved for the Children's Health Insurance Program. What would be the impact of the cuts, and what will the Senate do next?
If districts want to purchase crossing guard signs with money from the Every Student Succeeds Act, their best bet is using money from the Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants, aka Title IV Part A of ESSA.
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has said there are a host of things about the Swiss apprenticeship system that America could emulate. But she doesn't the federal government should be necessarily spearhead any initiative on that issue.